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ABC pulls 'Commander in Chief'

by Mark5019 / May 2, 2006 9:17 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- ABC TV has put an abrupt term limit on its freshman drama, "Commander in Chief."

The network Tuesday announced it was pulling the Geena Davis series for the rest of May sweeps and running the newsmagazine "Primetime" in its 10 p.m. Thursday slot for the final three weeks of the season, Zap2it.com reported.

The series started as one of the most-watched in the fall and Davis won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the first female U.S. president.

However, two extended breaks and behind-the-scenes changes as well as a schedule move from Tuesday to Thursday all contributed to a deep slide in ratings.

"Commander's" three Thursday night shows have averaged about 7.5 million viewers, which means half the viewers who tuned in during the fall are now focused elsewhere, Zap2it.com said.

ABC said it would probably air the final three episodes sometime during the summer.

i liked this show Sad

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Apparently you were one of few
by Evie / May 2, 2006 9:32 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) yup my sister did like it allso
by Mark5019 / May 2, 2006 9:36 PM PDT
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I smell another "reality " show on the horizon. :-(
by Angeline Booher / May 2, 2006 11:01 PM PDT

Yep, I am a fan of the show, though, IMO, it is not of the quality of "The West Wing".

Now the only network I will visit is NBC for the various Law and Order series.

I live with reality every day, and don't need more during my relaxing time.

To each his own.

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(NT) (NT) i agree and shame west wings ending
by Mark5019 / May 2, 2006 11:02 PM PDT
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I have yet to watch ...
by Evie / May 2, 2006 11:21 PM PDT

... an entire episode of ANY reality show yet. The closest I've gotten, I'm embarrassed to admit, is about 15 min of Anna Nicole Smith's bizarrofest -- only because the sis and her hubby watched it on occasion to remind themselves how good life is Wink

Evie Happy

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Sounds like the shortest presidential term in history.
by Kiddpeat / May 2, 2006 11:55 PM PDT

Failing to top Martin Sheen HAS to be embarrassing. With her doppelg

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